I’m being pulled.
My attention is being pulled in many directions. I have people relying on me, and I want to be sure I can help.
Last week I had to focus on a wedding that I coordinated, and that was an enormous task. So I thought the best thing to do was to take some things off my plate.
You may have noticed I didn’t post daily on my blog, like I had been doing.
Sometimes I can prioritize and understand that I have to let something go, but most the time I don’t want to do that, so I push on. I’m sure I can get it all done if I just keep pushing forward.
But, I decided the easiest/best thing to let slide last week was my blog. After all, it’s just a blog and certainly not important to anyone really.
Interestingly, what I found out is, it’s important to me.
Not necessarily in the way you’d think though. The stress I’m feeling today isn’t from other people needing my attention or me. No, it’s from not finding time to do the things that are best for me.
Not only did I let my writing go last week, I also didn’t find time to exercise. I’ll admit exercise is almost the first thing taken off the list of priorities. That and enough sleep.
The other priority in my life right now is my oldest son. He had to come back here for doctor appointments. Lots of doctor appointments.
I’m helping him drive, because all of these doctors are almost two hours away. He has an injury that makes it difficult for him to sit or stand for very long. It is serious and extremely frustrating for him. I shared his story on my Facebook page, here.
Don’t get me wrong please. It’s not that I don’t want to assist with a wedding. I thoroughly enjoy it. And helping my son is of utmost importance to me.
I just need to remember to put a little bit of time and energy into my things and me.
You know the saying – “put your oxygen mask on before assisting others.”
Writing and exercise are my oxygen mask.